Kambi at Playground Tech

A cloud-based, centralized, and automated solution for networking and traffic management, in the gaming industry

Kambi is a leading independent provider of premium sports betting technology and services to the regulated global betting and gaming industry.

Kambi had challenges with networking and traffic management, which had become fragmented and complex. This meant high levels of operational and cost overhead for managing distributed firewalls and egresses in multiple VPC´s. They had been running a fraction of its sports betting system in AWS for a couple of years when Playground Tech was assigned the project.

Playground Tech worked with Kambi engineers to design, build, and deploy a centralized egress and firewall solution, using the AWS services.

The purpose was to enable multiple VPC´s within a region, to use the same egress inspection and firewall. The solution was coded in Terraform and adheres to regulatory requirements and security guidelines on traffic inspection and network security.

As a result, today Kambi has a central and automated solution for networking and traffic management, managed by themselves, that enables development teams with DevOps capabilities to manage traffic for their production workloads in a secure and reliable way.

Methods & Tech used: AWS, AWS Transit gateway, AWS Network Firewall, AWS NAT Gateway, Terraform, VPC, DevOps, Infrastructure as code, Cloud architecture

FirstVet at Playground Tech

Assessing, designing, and building new production infrastructure, based on infrastructure as code, for the digital veterinary service

FirstVet is an independent digital veterinary service that offers video consultations to pet owners for advice and guidance on their pets - wherever they are.

FirstVet had challenges adopting their AWS infrastructure, tooling, and ways of working to the changing conditions within the organization. Their AWS infrastructure was mainly built manually. The purpose of the project was to assess the AWS infrastructure, tools, and ways of working from a best-practice perspective and help to close the identified gaps, so that FirstVet could move forward with their AWS and DevOps journey and, at the same time, be comfortable with the infrastructure scaling.

The solution was an assessment of the AWS infrastructure and tooling, which involved identifying security risks, misconfigurations, best-practice gaps, and cost inefficiencies. Playground Tech presented an architecture overview, technical target state, and a plan of how to move forward with the AWS journey. After that, Playground Tech, assigned as technical lead, helped with implementing tools, building new production infrastructure, and having workshops for FirstVet to be able to manage the new solution on their own.

Methods & Tech used: AWS, Pulumi, AWS ECS, Infrastructure as code, DevOps, Cloud architecture, Tech leadership

Raysearch at Playground Tech

DevOps Culture and Public Cloud capabilities on the forefront of MedTech

RaySearch Labs develops innovative software solutions for cancer treatment in healthcare used by more than 2,600 clinics in over 65 countries.

Playground's mission was to first develop a strategy for managing R&D environments and the underlying infrastructure, recruit and build the DevOps Team and lead and establish culture, work methodologies and the core capabilities needed to run secure and highly available production workloads on AWS.

Methods & Tech used: DevOps, AWS, CI/CD, HIPAA Compliance, Container Technology, Kanban, Public Cloud Architecture, Tech Leadership, Recruitment.

GLHF at Playground Tech

E-sport startup using AWS and Managed Kubernetes to deliver entertainment to fans around the globe

GLHF.gg is a new entertainment platform within E-sports where you can challenge other fans with your CS:GO and Team knowledge through player versus player and tournament trivia modes. You can see video-on-demand, live streams, events and a range of other opportunities to interact with players of your favorite Team.

Playground was involved from the start and headed-up the CTO role, with responsibility to build the tech team, design and deploy the production infrastructure based on the AWS PaaS offering with the purpose to reduce the need of traditional Cloud Ops and enable fast-paced product delivery.

GLHF.gg is using Playground Cloud Control service to efficiently and continuously monitor and manage security, best-practices and cloud economy on AWS.

Methods & Tech used: AWS, Kubernetes (EKS), RDS, EC2, VPC, CI/CD, Scrum, Tech Leadership, Playground Cloud Control.

Edgeware at Playground Tech

Robust and agile CI/CD architecture for a next generation TV / video streaming SaaS solution

Edgeware enables streaming media to any device, in any format and at any time, their products are ideally suited to broadcasters, content owners as well as telco and cable operators. Edgewares Products allows their customers to take control of their OTT TV delivery, independently of the delivering CDN, measure, manage every single stream in real-time and per segment and get valuable quality of experience (QoE) insights.

Playground’s is responsible to develop a CI/CD strategy for evolving the deployment of application and infrastructure in AWS. Designing for robustness, maintainability and agility we both create the vision and roadmap in collaboration with Edgewares Architects and Developers as well as coach the Development Teams and enable them take control and ownership of their release process while sticking to current best practices and maintaining high quality.

Methods & Tech used: DevOps, CI/CD, AWS, EKS/Kubernetes, Jenkins, Python, Bash, Cloud Achitecture.